correct-apricot
correct-apricot9mo ago

Trigger AutoSave inside useFieldArray

How to make use of AutoSave feature? I have implemented table using useFieldArray but it doesn't save when fields of useFieldArray change.
18 Replies
kapa.ai
kapa.ai9mo ago
Hi @sensib0i. I'm kapa.ai, your friendly support bot. I will try to answer your question by searching through the knowledge base. :wave: ---------------------- Refine provides an autoSave feature that can be used to automatically save the data when the user changes the field in a form. This feature is customizable and you can change the debounce period, attach callbacks to the save event, and also modify the data before sending it to the server. Here's an example usage of the autoSave prop with the useForm hook:
import { useForm } from "@refinedev/react-hook-form";
import { AutoSaveIndicator } from "@refinedev/mui";

const MyComponent = () => {
const { refineCore: { autoSaveProps } } = useForm({
refineCoreProps: {
autoSave: {
enabled: true,
debounce: 2000,
},
}
});

return (
<>
/* ... */
<AutoSaveIndicator {...autoSaveProps}/>
</>
)
}
import { useForm } from "@refinedev/react-hook-form";
import { AutoSaveIndicator } from "@refinedev/mui";

const MyComponent = () => {
const { refineCore: { autoSaveProps } } = useForm({
refineCoreProps: {
autoSave: {
enabled: true,
debounce: 2000,
},
}
});

return (
<>
/* ... */
<AutoSaveIndicator {...autoSaveProps}/>
</>
)
}
The autoSave feature works only in action: "edit" mode. To enable the autoSave feature, set the enabled parameter to true. You can set the debounce time for the autoSave prop, the default value is 1000. If you want to modify the data before sending it to the server, you can use onFinish callback function.
useForm({
autoSave: {
enabled: true,
onFinish: (values) => {
return {
foo: "bar",
...values,
};
},
},
});
useForm({
autoSave: {
enabled: true,
onFinish: (values) => {
return {
foo: "bar",
...values,
};
},
},
});
Please note that the useFieldArray returns an array of objects with each field value instead of string values. When handling the form's submission, refine automatically grabs the expected value from each input field and sends it to the server. Since the useFieldArray hook also returns an array, but with objects, refine assumes the data is what's expected and sends it to the server. Refine provides an onFinish hook that lets us override the save button's default configuration and define what’s sent to the server. The hook accepts an object with properties of each record on the API, to which we can pass custom values.
onFinish({
firstName: “”,
email: “”,
skills: “”,
});
onFinish({
firstName: “”,
email: “”,
skills: “”,
});
For more details, you can refer to the documentation (https://refine.dev/docs/api-reference/core/hooks/useForm/#autosave). ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai9mo ago
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correct-apricot
correct-apricot9mo ago
@kapa.ai I understand that, but when i make changes to fields, it doesn't trigger mutation.. How should I make the table to make it work?
kapa.ai
kapa.ai9mo ago
Let me check the knowledge base for you. One moment! :books: ---------------------- Hmm, I don't know enough to give you a confident answer yet. The extracts provided do not contain specific information on how to trigger mutations when changes are made to fields in a table using useFieldArray. However, in general, mutations in refine are triggered using hooks like useMutation, useUpdate, or useCreate. These hooks return a mutate function which you can call to trigger a mutation. For more specific guidance on your issue, I recommend checking out the refine documentation (https://refine.dev/docs), particularly the sections on data hooks (https://refine.dev/docs/api-reference/core/hooks/data) and form hooks (https://refine.dev/docs/api-reference/core/hooks/form). ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai9mo ago
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correct-apricot
correct-apricot9mo ago
@kapa.ai ok one more question, how to connect fields so the autoSave will work?
kapa.ai
kapa.ai9mo ago
Let me check the knowledge base for you. One moment! :books: ---------------------- To connect fields to the autoSave feature, you need to use the useForm hook from refine. This hook provides an autoSaveProps object that you can pass to the AutoSaveIndicator component. Here's an example of how to use it:
import { useForm } from "@refinedev/react-hook-form";
import { AutoSaveIndicator } from "@refinedev/mui";

const MyComponent = () => {
const { refineCore: { autoSaveProps } } = useForm({
refineCoreProps: {
autoSave: {
enabled: true,
debounce: 2000,
},
}
});

return (
<>
/* ... */
<AutoSaveIndicator {...autoSaveProps}/>
</>
)
}
import { useForm } from "@refinedev/react-hook-form";
import { AutoSaveIndicator } from "@refinedev/mui";

const MyComponent = () => {
const { refineCore: { autoSaveProps } } = useForm({
refineCoreProps: {
autoSave: {
enabled: true,
debounce: 2000,
},
}
});

return (
<>
/* ... */
<AutoSaveIndicator {...autoSaveProps}/>
</>
)
}
In this example, useForm is called with an object that has an autoSave property. This property is an object that has an enabled property set to true and a debounce property set to 2000. This means that the form will automatically save changes every 2 seconds. The autoSaveProps object is then passed to the AutoSaveIndicator component. This component provides visual feedback about the auto save status. For more details, you can refer to the documentation (https://refine.dev/docs/api-reference/core/hooks/useForm/#autosave). ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai9mo ago
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correct-apricot
correct-apricot9mo ago
@kapa.ai Should i put register or control from useForm on fields?
kapa.ai
kapa.ai9mo ago
Let me check the knowledge base for you. One moment! :books: ---------------------- Both register and control are methods provided by the useForm hook and are used for different purposes. - register: This method allows you to register an input for validation. It is used with native form inputs. Here's an example:
const { register } = useForm();
...
<TextField
{...register("title", {
required: "This field is required",
})}
error={!!errors?.title}
helperText={errors.title && `${errors.title.message}`}
margin="normal"
fullWidth
id="title"
label="Title"
/>
const { register } = useForm();
...
<TextField
{...register("title", {
required: "This field is required",
})}
error={!!errors?.title}
helperText={errors.title && `${errors.title.message}`}
margin="normal"
fullWidth
id="title"
label="Title"
/>
- control: This object contains methods for registering components into React Hook Form. It is used with the Controller component when you want to integrate with UI libraries like Material UI and Ant Design. Here's an example:
const { control } = useForm();
...
<Controller
control={control}
name="firstName"
render={({ field }) => (
<TextField
{...field}
error={!!errors?.firstName}
helperText={errors.firstName && `${errors.firstName.message}`}
margin="normal"
required
fullWidth
id="firstName"
label="First Name"
autoFocus
/>
)}
/>
const { control } = useForm();
...
<Controller
control={control}
name="firstName"
render={({ field }) => (
<TextField
{...field}
error={!!errors?.firstName}
helperText={errors.firstName && `${errors.firstName.message}`}
margin="normal"
required
fullWidth
id="firstName"
label="First Name"
autoFocus
/>
)}
/>
In summary, if you're using native form inputs, use register. If you're using a UI library and need to wrap your inputs with the Controller component, use control. For more details, you can refer to the documentation (https://refine.dev/docs/packages/documentation/react-hook-form/useForm/). ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai9mo ago
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correct-apricot
correct-apricot9mo ago
@kapa.ai no no that... I got a table component like that
export const ResourceEdit: React.FC<IResourceComponentsProps> = () => {
// EDIT FORM
const formMethods = useForm({
refineCoreProps: {
redirect: false,
autoSave: {
enabled: true,
},
successNotification: false,
},
});
const {
saveButtonProps,
handleSubmit,
refineCore: { formLoading, onFinish, autoSaveProps, onFinishAutoSave },
} = formMethods;

return (
<Edit
saveButtonProps={saveButtonProps}
isLoading={formLoading}
autoSaveProps={autoSaveProps}
>
<FormProvider {...formMethods}>
<FormFields />
<Table />
</FormProvider>
</Edit>
);
};
export const ResourceEdit: React.FC<IResourceComponentsProps> = () => {
// EDIT FORM
const formMethods = useForm({
refineCoreProps: {
redirect: false,
autoSave: {
enabled: true,
},
successNotification: false,
},
});
const {
saveButtonProps,
handleSubmit,
refineCore: { formLoading, onFinish, autoSaveProps, onFinishAutoSave },
} = formMethods;

return (
<Edit
saveButtonProps={saveButtonProps}
isLoading={formLoading}
autoSaveProps={autoSaveProps}
>
<FormProvider {...formMethods}>
<FormFields />
<Table />
</FormProvider>
</Edit>
);
};
Inside table I take advantage of useFormContext to hook up useFieldArray
const { watch, control } = useFormContext();
const { update, remove, append, fields } = useFieldArray({
control: control,
keyName: "useFieldArrayId",
name: "items",
});

return (
<MyTable data={fields} />
)
const { watch, control } = useFormContext();
const { update, remove, append, fields } = useFieldArray({
control: control,
keyName: "useFieldArrayId",
name: "items",
});

return (
<MyTable data={fields} />
)
I use Modal to make changes to table data. They changes and everything ok. But AutoSave doesn't trigger when.
kapa.ai
kapa.ai9mo ago
Let me check the knowledge base for you. One moment! :books: ---------------------- The autoSave feature in refine works by listening for changes in the form data and triggering a save operation after a specified debounce period. However, it seems like the changes in your table data might not be properly connected to the form data that autoSave is listening to. In your case, you're using useFieldArray to manage the table data. To ensure that changes in the table data trigger the autoSave feature, you need to make sure that the useFieldArray fields are properly registered with the form. Here's an example of how you can do this:
const {{ watch, control }} = useFormContext();
const {{ update, remove, append, fields }} = useFieldArray({{
control: control,
keyName: "useFieldArrayId",
name: "items",
}});

return (
<MyTable data={fields} onChange={update} />
)
const {{ watch, control }} = useFormContext();
const {{ update, remove, append, fields }} = useFieldArray({{
control: control,
keyName: "useFieldArrayId",
name: "items",
}});

return (
<MyTable data={fields} onChange={update} />
)
In this example, the update function from useFieldArray is passed as a prop to MyTable. This function should be called whenever a change is made in the table data. This will update the form data, which should trigger the autoSave feature. Please note that this is a general guidance and the actual implementation might vary depending on the specifics of your MyTable component and how it handles changes in its data. For more details, you can refer to the documentation (https://refine.dev/docs/api-reference/core/hooks/useForm/#autosave). ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai9mo ago
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correct-apricot
correct-apricot9mo ago
@kapa.ai Actually I have modal that opens on row click
kapa.ai
kapa.ai9mo ago
Let me check the knowledge base for you. One moment! :books: @sensib0i That's a great question, but unfortunately I am only capable of responding to a maximum of three questions per thread. Don't hesitate to create a new thread for any further questions you have though. I'm here to help!
correct-apricot
correct-apricot9mo ago
actually i figured it out, started to passed register with index of row to my Cell and it works
conventional-tan
conventional-tan9mo ago
Great to hear that! Probably it was not triggered because it could not register.